Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Touring the viewfinder, part of Up and Running with the Canon 6D.
…When you use the viewfinder,…you're actually looking through the same lens that's going to expose the sensor.…This can give you a fairly clear view of your scene.…The viewfinder can also give you a lot of status information about the scene to…help you make the right decisions.…Let's start outside the viewfinder.…One control that's important to understand is the dioptre.…This is useful if you wear glasses and want to remove them for shooting.…You may be able to adjust the dioptre to compensate when shooting.…Rotate the small knob to focus on the viewfinder.…I recommend you use the auto-focus area brackets as a guide when…setting focus with the dioptre.…
Now, if your vision's too bad the dioptre controls may not be that helpful.…Keep in mind, it's also pretty easy to bump the dioptre accidentally.…If you think that your camera's having problems auto-focusing very well,…I recommend you check the dioptre and…make sure that it's not set for any correction to the image.…Inside the viewfinder, there's a lot of…
- Taking shots in Auto mode
- Using special scene modes
- Changing image format and size
- Changing ISO
- Adjusting exposure compensation in Program Exposure mode
- Focusing manually or with autofocus
- Changing the shutter release mode
- Adjusting exposure in the 6D
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Up and Running with DSLR Filmmakingwith Chad Perkins1h 10m Appropriate for all
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Canon 6D
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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